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Ed McBain was one of the many pen names of the successful and prolific crime fiction author Evan Hunter (1926 - 2005). Born Salvatore Lambino in New York, McBain served aboard a destroyer in the US Navy during World War II and then earned a degree from Hunter College in English and Psychology. After a short stint teaching in a high school, McBain went to work for a literary agency in New York, working with authors such as Arthur C. Clarke and P.G. Wodehouse all the while working on his own writing on nights and weekends. He had his first breakthrough in 1954 with the novel The Blackboard Jungle, which was published under his newly legal name Evan Hunter and based on his time teaching in the Bronx.

Perhaps his most popular work, the 87th Precinct series (released mainly under the name Ed McBain) is one of the longest running crime series ever published, debuting in 1956 with Cop Hater and featuring over fifty novels. The series is set in a fictional locale called Isola and features a wide cast of detectives including the prevalent Detective Steve Carella.

McBain was also known as a screenwriter. Most famously he adapted a short story from Daphne Du Maurier into the screenplay for Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds (1963). In addition to writing for the silver screen, he wrote for many television series, including Columbo and the NBC series 87th Precinct (1961-1962), based on his popular novels.

McBain was awarded the Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement in 1986 by the Mystery Writers of America and was the first American to receive the Cartier Diamond Dagger award from the Crime Writers Association of Great Britain. He passed away in 2005 in his home in Connecticut after a battle with larynx cancer.

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'Til Death (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
The wedding day of Detective Steve Carella’s sister Angela should be the most romantic, special day of her life. But it might turn out to be the worst if her brother can’t figure out which man on the guest list has come to murder the groom.Carella and the men from the 87th Precinct find themselves on the clock as they desperately...
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Poison (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
When one of your ex-boyfriends dies of poisoning, it is an unfortunate circumstance, possibly a suicide. When three go the same way, it is a disturbing pattern. The wealthy and beautiful Marilyn Hollis turns from a necessary interview to conclude a case to the prime suspect in a murder investigation. The problem is that Detective Hal...
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Vespers (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
There are a lot of unspeakable things that happen in the big city, and the murder of St. Catherine’s Father Birney is one of them. For Detectives Carella and Hawes of the 87th Precinct, finding the killer means taking a journey into the darkest corners of the city’s soul. The satanic cult near St. Catherine’s parish is the obvious...
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Blood Relatives (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
Steve Carella does not fit the picture of a big city detective. Well mannered and the consummate professional, he lacks the rough-hewn edges of the men who devote their lives to fighting crime on the streets. But there is one thing that tears him up…one thing that drives him to the edge of his much darker side.When a madman rapes and...
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Ghosts (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
A young woman stops at the grocery store after work, but she never makes it home—at least not all the way. She is stabbed to death in front of her building, her groceries strewn across the cold pavement. Upstairs her neighbor and popular ghost story author Gregory Craig lay dead as well, stabbed in his apartment. When Craig’s...
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So Long As You Both Shall Live (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
Detective Bert Kling has had some rough luck with women. First his fiancée Cindy Townsend was gunned down in an infamous bookstore shooting. Then there was Cindy Forrest, who informed him one day that she was in love with a doctor at work—and was gone. Now he’s finally hit the jackpot. Kling just married the beautiful model Augusta...
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Long Time No See (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
It’s a cold November when James Harris takes his dog, Stanley, for their usual rounds of panhandling. Blind since Vietnam and married to a blind woman as well, James realizes his disability pension and her part-time job go only so far. The money he makes on the streets is desperately needed—yet it’s still not enough. But after...
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Lady, Lady, I Did It! (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
The only person Detective Bert Kling cares about in this world is his fiancée, Claire Townsend. And when her body is found slain at the infamous “bookstore massacre,” Bert and every detective in the precinct is determined to get the man responsible. To do so, they’re going to have to figure out the connection between a junkie, a...
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Hail, Hail, The Gang's All Here (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
At midnight, one day dies as another comes to life. For the men of the 87th Precinct, they all bleed together in a never-ending cycle of crime and punishment. But every now and then, a day stands out as more unusual than the others. This is one of those days. Carella and Hawes investigate a murder; Kling delves into a store-front church...
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Lightning (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
The city can be a strange place, full of odd sights. Sometimes chilling sights. But nothing could prepare the detectives of the 87th Precinct for the sight of a murdered young woman, a member of a local college track team, hanging from a lamppost. Nor could they be ready for the news that the same night, another woman is raped for the...
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Jigsaw (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
Detectives Brown and Carella answer a call to a double homicide. One guy broke in and another defended himself and now they both are dead. The case seems open and shut. Except for one piece of evidence: a torn picture in one of the dead men’s hands. When insurance investigator Irving Krutch turns up at the squadroom with another piece...
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Shotgun (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
They were dead, the husband and wife. Both were shot in the face at close range with a shotgun. The husband, in fact, still had his finger on the trigger, the barrel pointing toward what used to be a significant portion of his head. It was clearly a suicide—or did it just look that way? For Detectives Steve Carella and Bert Kling, what...
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Fuzz (87th Precinct Mysteries Book 22)
by Ed McBain
The detectives of the 87th Precinct are confronted with a call - clearly a crank call - that threatens the life of the city’s parks commissioner unless a ransom of $5,000 is paid. The deadline soon passes and the parks commissioner is shot in the head as he leaves a rock concert. Soon, another anonymous warning follows and the deputy...
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Let's Hear It For The Deaf Man (87th Precinct)
by Ed McBain
“You’ll have to speak a little louder,” the voice said. “I’m a little hard of hearing.” Between a highly successful cat burglar and a hippie crucifixion, the 87th Precinct definitely doesn’t need the Deaf Man showing up again—especially since his two previous appearances resulted in blackmail, murder, and general...
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The Empty Hours (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
Three different stories, one prolific author. She was young and wealthy…and now she’s dead. With only a name and a pile of cancelled checks to go on, Detective Steve Carella has his work cut out for him in finding her killer. But he’s in for a shocking surprise when the checks lead to more than just murder in The Empty Hours ....
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Cop Hater (87th Precinct Mysteries Book 1)
by Ed McBain
As a cop with the city’s famed 87th Precinct, Steve Carella has seen it all. Or so he thinks. Because nothing can prepare him for the sight that greets him on a sweltering July night: fellow detective Mike Reardon’s dead body splayed across the sidewalk, his face blown away by a .45. Days later, Reardon’s partner is found dead, a...
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See Them Die (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
“Kill me if you can.” Local thug Pepe Miranda’s open challenge to the police has pushed July’s heat to a boiling point. His latest crime elevated him to the top of the 87th Precinct’s most wanted list, and now his dare is earning him street cred as well. With the city’s most dangerous gangs mobilized for an epic showdown...
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Widows (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
Another summer. Another heat wave. And another murder so brutal it’s hard to fathom the cruelty that stalks the city’s streets. When Susan Brauer was stabbed thirty-two times with a paring knife, Detectives Carella and Brown find clues that connect her to the senior partner of a prestigious law firm. That connection doesn’t happen...
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Tricks (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
One night. One shift. No rest. Featuring the 87th Precinct’s entire cast of characters, this Halloween takes them into the darkest corners of depravity the city has to offer. And sometimes, surviving is the greatest treat of them all. From a liquor store hold-up ending with a dead owner and four costumed “kids” making off with the...
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The Pusher (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
A bitterly cold night offers up a body turned blue—not frozen, but swinging from a rope in a dank basement. The dead teen seems like a clear case of suicide, but Detective Steve Carella and Lieutenant Peter Byrnes find a few facts out of place, and an autopsy confirms their suspicions. The boy hadn’t hung himself but OD’d on...
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Lullaby (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
New Year’s Day brings the dawn of a new year and the hope of better days to come. But for a couple who returns home from a New Year’s Eve party in the early morning hours to find their babysitter and child murdered, that hope is suddenly, brutally gone. For Detectives Carella and Meyer, the sight of the crime scene hits with magnum...
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Heat (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
In the middle of a stifling heat wave, why would an artist intent on committing suicide turn his air conditioning off before taking his life? That’s the question troubling Detectives Steve Carella and Bert Kling until more personal—and deadly—questions threaten to tear Kling’s life apart. Certain his wife, Augusta, is cheating...
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Calypso (87th Precinct Mysteries Book 35)
by Ed McBain
A calypso singer fresh off a gig walks home in a downpour, when shots tear through his head like steel rain. A hooker out on the street in the same miserable weather doesn’t know her final trick will be her last. What brings these two sad ends together…the same gun. It is stormy in the 87th Precinct and with every hour that passes...
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Killer's Wedge (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
Her name is Virginia Dodge. And she’s here to kill Detective Steve Carella. An ordinary day at the 87th Precinct is about to take a turn for the worse when Dodge shows up to put a bullet in Carella’s head. And she doesn’t care if she has to take all the men in the 87th with her to do it. Armed with a homemade bomb, handgun, and...
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Sadie When She Died (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
Christmas is coming. But erudite attorney Gerry Fletcher got his present early: his wife’s body with a knife buried in it. Though he shamelessly cops to being happy she’s dead, his alibi is airtight and all signs point to a burglary gone bad. But even when detectives Steve Carella and Bert Kling follow the clues to a junky punk and...
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Lady Killer (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
“I will kill the Lady tonight at 8. What can you do about it?” This is the message on a pasted-up letter handed to Desk Sergeant Dave Murchison at 8:00 a.m. The detectives at the 87th Precinct have gotten these types of threats before, but there’s something different about this one. Something ominous. Problem is, the city...
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The Con Man (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
A con man is plying his trade on the streets of Isola: conning a domestic for pocket change, businessmen for thousands, and even ladies in exchange for a little bit of love. You can see the world, meet a lot of nice people, imbibe some unique drinks, and make a ton money…all by conning them for their cash. The question is: How far is...
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Bread (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
The dog days of August are making the 87th Precinct feel like the inside of an oven. But things can always get hotter. With nearly half the squadroom on vacation, Detectives Carella and Hawes look into what appears to be an ordinary warehouse fire—but Carella and Hawes rarely see anything ordinary, and this is no different. The trail...
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Kiss (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
Emma Bowles, wife of successful businessman Martin Bowles, discovers that her life is in danger. To ease her mind, Martin hires Denker, an out-of-town bodyguard, to protect her from harm. Which is good—except she suffers two near-fatal accidents on Denker’s watch. Unsure of anything anymore, she does the only sensible thing a damsel...
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Killer's Choice (87th Precinct Mysteries Book 5)
by Ed McBain
Annie Boone is dead. She was shot four times in the chest, pieces of the liquor store’s windows spread over her body like raindrops from a lethal storm. For 87th Precinct Detectives Carella, Kling, and newcomer Hawes, even more troubling is the loss of one of their own. Detective Roger Havilland is murdered shortly thereafter, a shard...
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Ice (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
Snow whips through the city’s streets like lethal daggers when a young actress leaves the theater after her latest performance. She walks home instead of taking the subway, and soon the snow on the ground is stained red with her blood. A cold, hard winter is blowing in, and it’s bringing greed and murder. For Detectives Carella...
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Eighty Million Eyes (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
Stan Gifford is the ultimate comedian. A pro through and through, when Stan’s act dies, so does he—in front of forty million viewers from coast to coast, including the 87th Precinct’s Steve Carella. But what seemed to be death by natural causes quickly turns into a case of murder, and Carella must unravel the motivations behind the...
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Killer's Payoff (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
It’s like an old-time gangster movie: a speeding car, a blazing gun…and suddenly a guy walking down the street without a care in the world is lying in the gutter without a head on his shoulders. But who pulled the high-powered trigger that turned Sy Kramer from a blackmailer into a chalk outline? Was it the politician’s wife with...
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Eight Black Horses (87th Precinct)
by Ed McBain
Finding a dead body was not unusual for an autumn night in the 87th Precinct. But this young woman’s body was naked—and potentially related to the series of odd missives received at the station house. All signs point to the Deaf Man’s return, this time with a plot more diabolical than even the jaded policemen could imagine. He’s...
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The Heckler (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
With crooks to cuff and pimps to put behind bars, detectives Carella and Meyer of the 87th Precinct simply don’t have the time or patience to deal with a prank caller—even if he has phoned murder threats to two dozen local shop owners. What they fail to realize, however, is they aren’t dealing with a heckler who’s ringing round...
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Ax (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
Eighty-six-year-old George Lasser was the superintendent of a building in the 87th Precinct until just recently. Unfortunately his tenure ended in the building’s basement with a sharp, heavy blade of an ax in his head… There are no witnesses, no suspects, and no clues. The wife and son? They’re both a little off-kilter, but they...
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Ten Plus One (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
When Anthony Forrest walked out of the office building, the only thoughts on his mind were of an impending birthday and a meeting with his wife for dinner. And a deadly bullet saw to it that they were the last thoughts on his mind. The problem for Detectives Steve Carella and Meyer Meyer of the 87th Precinct is that Forrest isn’t...
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Give the Boys a Great Big Hand (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
He dresses in black and stalks the streets of the 87th Precinct. He is a shadow, always searching for his next victim. And when he finds it, all that will be left is a severed hand. For Detectives Carella and Hawes, this new killer is an enigma. He leaves no trace of his crime—no evidence at all. Even the severed hands have had their...
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Beauty and the Beast (Matthew Hope)
by Ed McBain
Matthew Hope is a divorce lawyer in the town of Calusa, Florida, where the Gulf waters are warm and the women on the beach topless. One such woman, Michelle Benois Harper—a striking beauty with cascading black hair—enters Matthew’s office revealing swollen eyes and a bruised and battered body. After making a statement with the...
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He Who Hesitates (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
Roger Broome is in the city to sell the woodenwares he and his brother handcrafted in their shop upstate—and he does so with stunning success. To celebrate, he goes out to enjoy the fruits of his labor and winds up in a bar, where he meets Molly. They have a few drinks and then head back to his room. Now Molly is dead, and only Roger...
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Mary, Mary (Matthew Hope)
by Ed McBain
When the bodies of three young girls are unearthed in Mary Barton’s garden, the retired Florida schoolteacher insists she didn’t do it. But an eyewitness—the woman next door—has a different story: she swears she saw “Mary, Mary quite contrary,” so called by her neighbors, burying something the night before. Mary’s former...
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Goldilocks (Matthew Hope)
by Ed McBain
Goldilocks, the other woman. She didn’t have to be a blonde. She could have had hair as black as midnight, eyes as pale as alabaster. But she’d always be Goldilocks, stealing into your home, taking what she wanted as her own. Jamie Purchase enters his home late one night to find the bloodless bodies of his wife and two daughters....
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The Last Dance: A Novel Of The 87th Precinct (87th Precinct Mysteries Book 50)
by Ed McBain
The fiftieth novel in the 87th Precinct series, Ed McBain returns to Isola, where detectives Meyer Meyer and Steve Carella investigate a murder which leads them to the seedy strip clubs and bright lights of the theater district.In this city, you can get anything done for a price. If you want someone's eyeglasses smashed, it’ll cost you...
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Jack and the Beanstalk (Matthew Hope)
by Ed McBain
Jack McKinney is a bright-eyed twenty-year-old in the business of buying a snapbean farm with forty grand in cash, and attorney Matthew Hope assists with the deal—until Jack’s found dead in his condo, stabbed fourteen times. The backwoods seller wants his forty grand pronto , but nobody can find the cash. And when Matthew pays a...
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Hail to the Chief (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
It’s January. The weather is cold—and it’s about to feel even colder. Detectives Carella and Kling of the 87th Precinct stand at the edge of their jurisdiction staring down into a ditch filled with six naked, murdered bodies. But who put them there and why? As Carella and Kling dive deeper into the mystery of the six, they find...
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There Was a Little Girl (Matthew Hope)
by Ed McBain
Attorney Matthew Hope lies in a coma after catching two bullets to the chest outside a Calusa, Florida, bar. That he was anywhere near the seedy establishment is a bit of irony; he had recently taken a break from the criminal side of his practice after his last case made him question his instincts as a defender. Now it’s up to...
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Gladly the Cross-Eyed Bear (A Matthew Hope Mystery)
by Ed McBain
Shot twice. Plummeted into cardiac arrest. Pulled from the depths of a nasty coma. Attorney Matthew Hope’s had a rough few months. So when a slightly cross-eyed beauty brings him a cushy copyright infringement suit over a similarly cross-eyed teddy bear named Gladly, all signs point to an easy victory. But before Hope can sue, he gets...
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Cinderella (Matthew Hope)
by Ed McBain
Private detective Otto Samalson sees the tail—a black Toronado he can’t shake. One dark window rolls down, exposing the barrel of a gun, and the detective is dead. Otto had already known his days were numbered and said as much to his friend, attorney Matthew Hope. Having hired Otto to watch a cheating husband for a client, Matthew...
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Three Blind Mice (Matthew Hope)
by Ed McBain
When three Vietnamese immigrants are found murdered and savagely mutilated in Calusa, Florida, police finger wealthy landowner Stephen Leeds as the prime suspect. The now-deceased trio had recently been acquitted of raping Leeds’s wife, Jessie. From his jail cell, Leeds insists that, while they may have gotten what they deserved, he...
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Puss in Boots (Matthew Hope)
by Ed McBain
A long shadow looms above her. Then a hand clamps over her mouth and a blade sinks into her back. Blood splatters on the film reel case beside her, and a young life is cut short. Lawyer Matthew Hope gets a call from Carlton Markham, who’s been arrested for his filmmaker wife’s murder but says he didn’t do it. Witnesses fly...
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Fiddlers: A Novel of the 87th Precinct (87th Precinct Mysteries Book 55)
by Ed McBain
This installment in the 87th Precinct series finds the detectives stumped by a serial killer who doesn't fit the profile. A blind violinist taking a smoke break, a cosmetics sales rep cooking an omelet in her own kitchen, a college professor trudging home from class, a priest contemplating retirement in the rectory garden, an old woman...
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Rumpelstiltskin (Matthew Hope)
by Ed McBain
When Victoria Miller and her backing band, Wheat, broke out with a string of gold records in the sixties, the sultry chanteuse seemed shy of crowds, refusing to perform in public. Years after her last success, Victoria makes her stage debut, but the magic is long gone, and shortly after that, so is she—the victim of a brutal murder....
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Snow White and Rose Red (Matthew Hope)
by Ed McBain
Sarah Whittaker is a green-eyed beauty with a love for Danny Kaye and white knights. Lawyer Matthew Hope can see all this clearly, despite the fact that whenever they meet the two are under constant surveillance by the mental institution staff. You see, Sarah’s crazy…or is she? Sarah pleads with Matthew to take her case, claiming...
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Nocturne: A Novel of the 87th Precinct (87th Precinct Mysteries Book 48)
by Ed McBain
Just in case anybody thought the 47 earlier novels in the 87th precinct were a fluke, McBain's gone and revitalized the routine with Nocturne"". -- The New York Times Book Review In Isola, the hours between midnight and dawn are usually a quiet time. But for 87th Precinct detectives Carella and Hawes, the murder of an old woman makes...
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Money, Money, Money: A Novel of the 87th Precinct (87th Precinct Mysteries Book 51)
by Ed McBain
It is Christmas in the city, but it isn't the giving season. A retired Gulf War pilot, a careless second-story man, a pair of angry Mexicans, and an equally shady pair of Secret Service agents are in town after a large stash of money, and no one is interested in sharing. The detectives at the 87th are already busy for the holidays....
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The Frumious Bandersnatch (87th Precinct Mysteries Book 53)
by Ed McBain
It should have been the night that launched a new pop idol. Tamar Valparaiso is young and beautiful, with the body and voice of an angel, and the stage is set for her to launch her debut album, Bandersnatch , on a luxury yacht in the heart of the city. But halfway through her performance, while the partygoers look on helplessly, masked...
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Fat Ollie's Book: A Novel of the 87th Precinct (87th Precinct Mysteries Book 52)
by Ed McBain
This lively novel—the fifty-second in the award-winning 87th Precinct series—follows the exploits of Ed McBain's most beloved and foul-mouthed detective, Fat Ollie Weeks. All at once, Fat Ollie Weeks had a truly brilliant idea... But as any real writer could tell you, that's how inspiration strikes -- with the sudden force of a...
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The Last Best Hope (Matthew Hope)
by Ed McBain
Leggy Jill Lawton sits in Matthew Hope’s law office, hoping he can help her acquire a divorce. There are just two problems: first, Hope is a criminal attorney, and second, Mr. Lawton has vanished. Jill wants Hope and his crew to track down her husband’s whereabouts so she can get on with her new life. But when a body washes up...
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Hark!: A Novel of the 87th Precinct (87th Precinct Mysteries Book 54)
by Ed McBain
Ed McBain concocts a brilliant and intricate thriller about a master criminal who haunts the city with cryptic passages from Shakespeare, directing the detectives of the 87th Precinct to a future crime -- if only they can figure out what he means. The 87th Precinct gets a visit from one of the city's most accomplished criminals -- a...
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The Big Bad City (87th Precinct Mysteries Book 49)
by Ed McBain
In this city, you have to pay attention. In this city, things are happening all the time, all over the place, and you don't have to be a detective to smell evil in the wind. Take this week's tabloids: the face of a dead girl is splashed across the front page. She was found sprawled near a park bench not seven blocks from the police...
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Alice in Jeopardy: A Novel
by Ed McBain
Since her husband Eddie's tragic death in a boating accident eight months ago, thirty-four-year-old Alice Glendenning has struggled to maintain a normal life for her two children, Ashley and Jamie. To help make ends meet while she waits for the insurance company to pay up, Alice takes a job as a real estate agent. The commissions have...
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Learning to Kill: Stories
by Ed McBain
Ed McBain made his debut in 1956. In 2004, more than a hundred books later, he personally collected twenty-five of his stories written before that time. All but five of them were first published in the detective magazine Manhunt and none of them appeared under the Ed McBain byline. Here are kids in trouble and women in jeopardy. Here...
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The House that Jack Built (Matthew Hope)
by Ed McBain
The morning after Jonathan Parrish’s fortieth birthday party, the guest of honor is found lying dead in a pool of his own blood. Police arrive at the scene to find his older brother, Ralph, covered in red and clutching the murder weapon. From behind bars, Ralph insists he didn’t do it. He claims he heard a scream from the other...
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Romance (87th Precinct Mysteries Book 47)
by Ed McBain
It's not a mystery, it's a story of survival and triumph. That's what some people say about Romance, a would-be hit play about an actress pursued by a knife-wielding stalker. But isn't it romantic! Before the show can open, the leading lady is really attacked, outside the theater. And before the detectives of the 87th can solve that...
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Cops leben gefährlich. 1. Kriminalroman aus dem 87. Polizeirevier (German Edition)
by Ed McBain
Die Stadt ist riesig. Eine gigantische Big City, von pulsierendem Leben erfüllt. Ein Hexenkessel. Und mittendrin das 87. Polizeirevier. Es ist Ende Juli, Mitte der Fünfziger Jahre. Eine lähmende Hitze lastet auf der Stadt. Kurz vor Mitternacht schlagen zwei Kugeln von hinten in Mike Reardons Schädel ein und zerreißen beim Austritt...
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The Mugger (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
This mugger is special. He preys on women, waiting in the darkness…then comes from behind, attacks them, and snatches their purses. He tells them not to scream and as they're on the ground, reeling with pain and fear, he bows and nonchalantly says, “Clifford thanks you, madam.” But when he puts one victim in the hospital and the...
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Like Love (87th Precinct Mysteries)
by Ed McBain
There’s a lot going on in the 87th Precinct this spring, and none of it is good. Jumpers on building ledges, a salesman torn apart by an explosion, and to cap it all off, they find the dead, half-naked bodies of Irene Thayer and Tommy Barlow in bed together. It has all the earmarks of a double suicide: a note, empty liquor bottles...
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Candyland: A Novel in Two Parts
by Ed McBain
Evan Hunter is known for his powerful novels and screenplays. Ed McBain is known for portraying the soul of the cop. They have distinct narrative voices, but both are bestselling storytellers who have received worldwide acclaim. Now, in Candyland, they join for the first time to write a single story -- a powerful novel of obsession....
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Cut Me In (Hard Case Crime)
by Ed McBain
When a Man’s Partner is Killed, He’s Supposed to Do Something About It.  Maybe no one liked Del Gilbert a whole lot, not the men he ruthlessly did business with, not the women who discovered his other lovers, not even his partner in the Gilbert and Blake literary agency – me. But when I found him shot to death on the floor of his...
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Runaway
by Ed McBain
A young black man is framed by the police for a murder he didn’t commit in this gritty New York crime story from the author of the 87th Precinct series.   Johnny Lane is outside the Apollo when he sees Luis, and rage floods his veins. Every tough in Harlem knows that Luis tried to rape Johnny’s girl, and that means he has to...
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Transgressions: Ten Novellas from Transgressions
by Ed McBain
Forge Books is proud to present an amazing collection of novellas, compiled by New York Times bestselling author Ed McBain. Transgressions is a quintessential classic of never-before-published tales from today's very best novelists. Featuring: "Walking Around Money" by Donald E. Westlake: The master of the comic mystery is back with...
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So Nude, So Dead (Hard Case Crime)
by Ed McBain
He’d been a promising piano prodigy, once. Now he was just an addict, scraping to get by, letting his hunger for drugs consume him. But a man’s life can always get worse - as Ray Stone discovers when he wakes up beside a beautiful nightclub singer only to find her dead... and 16 ounces of pure heroin missing. On the run from the law...
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